Here’s a question we get A LOT at our San Diego replacement window company: “What are the best replacement windows for San Diego homes?”
Since window manufacturing companies are constantly introducing new product lines and making product improvements, changing their warranties, discontinuing products, and even going out of business, the answer we give to this question can change from year to year.
At BM Windows, we are always doing our homework on replacement window products. Of course, we stay up to date on the latest changes to windows and doors from the manufacturers we partner with, but we also keep up with the latest information from many of the other brands of replacement windows and doors sold in Southern California. We do this mainly so we can give our customers an honest and informed opinion about their available options. We get a lot of requests for certain well-known brands of replacement windows, some of which we don’t sell, so we need to be able to offer our customers comparable options and be able to explain why we have chosen to sell the brands we do.
So, without further ado, here are our recommendations for the best replacement windows for 2020.
Anlin Windows and Doors
Our top pick for the best replacement windows for 2020 is Anlin Windows. Anlin is a California-based replacement window company that has been around for about 30 years. If you’ve never heard of Anlin products, it’s because they aren’t sold directly to consumers. You can only get their windows and patio doors through an Authorized Anlin Dealer that has gone through their factory training.
Anlin products are some of the most energy-efficient windows and doors on the market. They are also durable and are great at reducing the amount of outside noise that comes into your home. They come with an industry-leading double lifetime warranty that is backed up by their highly rated service department. Other replacement window companies may offer similar warranties to Anlin, but then fail to honor them. Anlin truly takes care of their customers and stands behind their products.
Monte Verde and Bay View Windows and Doors
Monte Verde and Bay View windows and doors are another great option for San Diego homeowners. These windows and doors would be considered more “budget friendly” products when compared to a premium brand like Anlin, but they are still great quality windows and doors. When installed by trained and experienced window installers, they are very energy efficient. They also look great!
Bay View products have a few more upgrades and available options (most notably, several different frame colors to choose from), and their frames are more low-profile, which gives you a larger glass viewing area.
Like Anlin products, Monte Verde and Bay View windows and doors are only available through authorized dealers and aren’t available in stores.
Other Popular Brands of Replacement Windows and Doors
Brands like Milgard and Simonton are well-known brands of replacement windows throughout San Diego. They are sold by many replacement window companies in the area, so they are readily available from a variety of sources. Both brands also have a wide range of window lines and product offerings. If you like lots of options, these are brands to consider.
Despite their popularity, brands like Milgard are not always the best choice for San Diego homes, in our opinion. While they would definitely be an improvement over older, single pane windows, San Diego homeowners can do better (see the brands above) without necessarily spending any more money. In addition, some of the larger replacement window brands have received mixed reviews about honoring their warranties.
Choosing the Best Replacement Window Brand for Your San Diego Home
You may have noticed that our top recommendations are for the replacement window and door products we sell at BM Windows. That’s no coincidence. We are constantly evaluating the products we choose to sell to our customers. We won’t offer any products that we can’t confidently stand behind. If any of the brands we recommend above make changes that adversely affect their products, we won’t continue to sell them. Similarly, if a new brand or product comes along that we believe offers San Diego homeowners a good combination of quality and a fair price point, we won’t hesitate to make it available to our customers.
You can be confident that any products our company recommends have been seriously vetted by our expert staff.
If you’d like to learn more about the replacement window brands we sell, or if you’d like to get a quote on having new windows installed in your home, contact us at BM Windows. We will set up an appointment in your home where you can get all of your questions answered and receive a competitive quote.